Playing for fun and playing fair are the MKMBA’s two prime concerns. As well, the good of the House League also takes precedence over Provincial Teams. Playing for fun is more than just having a good time. It also involves trying your very best, being modest in victory; gracious in defeat and playing fair.
We strive to teach our players the discipline required to play the game, as you want them to play it: teach them not to gloat when they win; nor to cry or hang their heads when they lose. Teach them to respect the rules and especially those that enforce them ... `the officials'. Teach them to respect their coaches, leaders and the other team as their opponents.... for the game is much more fun when all these aspects are present.
Similarly, playing fair is more than just playing by the rules. It means treating others, as you would like them to treat you. It means not arguing over bad calls, because we all make mistakes. It means passing the ball to the weaker players, because that is how they improve and basketball is a team game. It also means instilling in the players; and especially their parents; that fun and fairness are more important than winning.